HC Deb 13 March 1890 vol 342 cc713-4
MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will exempt cattle and sheep drovers, and cattle and sheep dealers in the occupation of land, from the dog license duty, and place them in the same category as shepherds, farmers, and occupiers of sheep farms?


The present exemptions in favour of shepherds' and farmers' dogs were made on behalf of dogs who were understood not only to be employed, but to be kept on the farms. It would not be easy to maintain the last: principle in the case of drovers' dogs, and I fear I cannot re-open the question of exemption, as experience shows that exemptions only lead to further exemptions and to the multiplication of grievances.